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Stephenville residents should no longer be in the dark on Main Street

Matt Dollard, an employee of EFCO Enterprises, is seen installing a new street light head on Main Street in Stephenville.
Matt Dollard, an employee of EFCO Enterprises, is seen installing a new street light head on Main Street in Stephenville. - Frank Gale

People in Stephenville are no longer going to be left in the dark.

That’s because workers with Efco Enterprises were busy on Friday installing new streetlights on the south side of Main Street, replacing those that were causing trouble.

It’s an issue the Stephenville Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) has been working on for some time and the lights on that side of the street are being replaced at no cost as the supplier is honouring a warranty on them.

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There has been a continuous issue with water getting into the heads of the street lamps on both sides of the street and causing circuit boards to burn out.

Ian Stokes, president of the BIA, said when the heads are replaced on the south side of the street, other working heads from the north side will be utilized until they are eventually able to get those replaced.

He said people should find a difference on Main Street after dark since a lot of the lights, on both sides of the street, were not working.

In addition to straightening out the lighting on Main Street, Stokes said the BIA plans to continue the street light project and go down Zion Drive to Prince Rupert Drive, where they will extend the length of that street on the north side.

While Gerard Power, front, an employee of EFCO Enterprises, carries away a streetlight head that is being replaced as Matt Dollard, another employee, gets ready to be lifted to install a new light head in front of Domino Pizza House on Main Street in Stephenville.
While Gerard Power, front, an employee of EFCO Enterprises, carries away a streetlight head that is being replaced as Matt Dollard, another employee, gets ready to be lifted to install a new light head in front of Domino Pizza House on Main Street in Stephenville.

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